From Motor Trend:  Since it was first introduced in 1979, the Mercedes G-Wagen has received more than its fair share of updates. But despite being on the road for nearly 40 years, it’s never once received a complete redesign. Until now. Meet the brand new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

Granted, it doesn’t look all that different than the previous model, but that’s by design. Mercedes didn’t see any reason to mess with the G-Wagen’s iconic shape, so the designers mostly left the exterior alone. Instead, Mercedes had its team put most of its effort into completely re-engineering everything else. So although the new luxury off-roader is slightly longer and wider than before, the differences between the two aren’t immediately obvious.

Still, we like what Mercedes has done with the look. [...]

From Tennis World Magazine: Roger Federer's off-season has been a very busy one. The 19-time Grand Slam champion worked for Barilla pasta company but also for Mercedes Benz, that is one of his 11 sponsors.

Federer featured in a new entertaining ad with the car company. The Swiss drove the car until a tennis court, where the challenge started: Federer tried to hit all the balls that the X-Class launched. 'That’s what I call a very intense training session! Now I’m more than ready for Melbourne Park!', Federer wrote through his official Facebook account promoting the video that you can see here below.

Federer earned 64 million dollars from June 2016 to June 2017, from prize money and advertisements combined. In the 2018 Forbes list, his earnings will definitely be higher after a great 2017.

From Savannah Now: JCB’s Savannah-built Teleskid skid steer and compact loader recently won six industry awards for quality and innovation.

The Teleskid is the first and only skid steer and compact loader with a telescopic boom, company officials said. The boom allows it to lift higher and reach farther than other skid steers on the market. It is also the only skid steer that can dig below ground level.

The Teleskid was launched in March at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG construction trade show in Las Vegas. Since then it received the following awards:

  • Gold Award: 2017 Innovative Product Awards by Rental Equipment Register magazine.
  • 2017 Editor’s Choice Award by Rental magazine.
  • Most Innovative Loader of the Year, by Compact Equipment magazine.
  • Top 100 Products of 2017 Award, by Construction Equipment magazine.
  • Twenty [...]

Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz delivered 195,698 vehicles to its customers in November (+7.2%), thus achieving the 57th record month in succession. In the first eleven months of the year, 2,095,810 units were sold. This represents not only the best-ever figure for the period of January to November, but also growth of 10.7% in unit sales. Last month, Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most new registrations in markets including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Taiwan, USA, Canada, and Mexico.

“Mercedes-Benz passed the two-million mark in November, already surpassing its unit sales for the entire previous year. We are going full speed ahead for our customers – not only with the best products, but also in sales and service. And this has already been rewarded with the most successful sales year in our history,” stated Britta Seeger, [...]

From Wheels: SMALL car, very big deal. The stunning interior of the all-new A-Class is a design, says Mercedes-Benz, fit for the digital age. But the new look is also expressively elegant.

It makes Mercedes-Benz’s current cabins look instantly old-fashioned, and is certain to take the new A-Class to interior design leadership in the premium small car segment.

Production of the fourth-generation A-Class will not start until March or April of 2018, and it will likely arrive in Australia around June. But Mercedes-Benz wants to whet appetites around the world, so they staged a sneak peek at the A-Class interior for select media in Stuttgart.

With a freestanding widescreen display for instruments and infotainment, Mercedes-Benz designers could creatively rethink the form of the entire instrument panel. With no need for the [...]

From Cars.com: Mercedes-Benz today released a teaser photo of the new dashboard in the redesigned CLS-Class "four-door coupe" due to be unveiled at the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.The photo shows a CLS dashboard redesign that follows the lead of the new panel in the updated 2018 S-Class sedan with a simpler dashboard that has a single glass panel spanning, in the S-Class, two 12.3-inch screens. The center screen handles multimedia and vehicle control functions, and in front of the driver is a configurable instrument and information display.

Shown on the display in the CLS luxury coupe's teaser is the control screen for the new Energizing Comfort system from the S-Class (though in the teaser, the labels are in German). Purported to promote wellness, the system lets you select [...]

From AdAge: Chevrolet's sponsorship of globally popular U.K. soccer team Manchester United was a great partnership for the brand, but the U.S. automaker was looking to do more than just show Manchester United players sporting shirts with the Chevy logo.

Since more than 50 million soccer fans use Twitter regularly, Chevrolet was looking to deliver an innovative, only-on-Twitter experience designed to increase brand awareness by providing Manchester United fans with an insider view of the sport.

Working with ad agency Commonwealth/McCann and content firm MOFILM, Chevrolet's marketing team created an eight-episode talk show, the "Everything But Football Football Show," featuring Manchester United players. The series launched in May 2017 and appeared exclusively on Twitter.

To help fans engage with the series, each episode was repurposed as a participatory multimedia event using Twitter [...]

Landmark engines, advanced technology drive 100 years of capability

DETROIT — Torque is power. More specifically, it’s the twisting force an engine generates, and for 100 years Chevy Trucks have offered the torque that customers of 85 million trucks have relied on for hauling cargo and pulling trailers, on and off the clock.

From The Drive: As affordable cars start to gain access to more technology previously only available in premium automobiles, luxury brands are scrambling to develop new features to widen the shrinking gap between cheap and expensive cars. The king of luxury, Mercedes-Benz, thinks it's found a solution with the AMG Emblem Projector.

The new feature does exactly what it sounds like. When opened, the driver's and passenger's doors will project a 3-D LED image of the Mercedes-AMG logo onto the ground where you enter the car. It's a classy customization option that illuminates the ground under occupants' feet when they enter the vehicle, with a reminder that they're about to step inside a top-of-the-line luxury Mercedes.

The new emblem projector won't just be available for Mercedes-AMG variants though. Parent company [...]

From ESPN: This weekend, Chevrolet is taking the opportunity to pay homage to Dale Earnhardt Jr., a key member of the Team Chevy family and a NASCAR fan favorite who is retiring at the end of this race season. The brand will debut a new TV spot celebrating the major milestones in Earnhardt Jr.'s professional racing career during the broadcast of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

The 30-second spot, called "What a Ride," features a collage of memories from Earnhardt Jr.'s career, including never-before-seen photos, and footage from defining moments like his two Daytona 500 victories and his 26 Cup Series race wins.

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